Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Goldfrapp: Supernature (Mute)
release: March 7, 2006
rating: ****
similar: Dot Allison, Miss Kittin, Annie, Madonna, Fischerspooner

The hype, promotion and promotional hype for Goldfrapp's third record had been building for months. The anticipation is pretty much justified. Supernature is an electro-disco-pop goldmine. For people that don't think that electro-disco-pop is a dead fad. It doesn't even matter what style you want to call it, because it's that fantastic, a timelessly modern album that could have occured anywhere from 1980 to 2006. Hot dance tracks are oozing from Supernature: "Ride a White Horse", "Number 1" and "Koko" to name a few. It doesn't hurt that Alison Goldfrapp's vocals are to die for, not at all robotic but sizzingly sensual. And don't forget her counterpart and music maker Will Gregory, who may not be as attractive to be the focus of attention, but uses some brilliant charming synth to make this one of the stand-out entries of the year. -Kenyon

On the Tonite Show, Monday March 13.

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